Friday, October 9, 2009

Vegetarian Meal #3 of 10

Good evening! I hope you all had a wonderful Friday! I am so happy it is a long weekend. It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, so you know what that means - GOBBLE GOBBLE.

I had my pics taken of lunch and then I decided to go out for lunch with my co-workers and didn't have my camera. So sorry no pics of lunch/ snacks. This is what I had this afternoon:
  • 3 small pieces of bread (from Eastside Mario's homeloaf - baguette)
  • About 1 cup of pasta with grilled chicken and a vegetable cream sauce
  • 1 icy square chocolate
  • 1 mini coffee crisp (Halloween candy that is floating around the school)
This evening I had a pint glass of Guinness Beer :-)

Dinner was recipe #3 in my 10 veggie recipe challenge. I have 21 days to go and 7 more recipes to make.

Todays dinner was a completely random, last minute decision. I had something else planned, and realized I was short ingredients, so I made ...

Vegetarian Mexican Risotto

This is how you make it ...
  • Mix 1 pack of taco seasoning into 3 1/2 cups water and set aside (yes it is veggie friendly)
  • Melt 1 T of butter
  • Add 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 chopped orange bell pepper
  • Sauté 3 minutes
  • Dump in 1 1/4 cup Arborio rice and stir until coated
  • Add about 1 1/2 cups canned black beans and 1/2 cup of the "taco water"
  • Stir until absorbed
  • Continue adding the "taco water" 1/2 cup at a time until it is all absorbed and rice is creamy (stir constantly)

This is my portion - topped with Mango Peach Salsa

I must say, this was pretty darn good for coming up with it on the fly!
It was easy, healthy, delicious, and the hubby liked it too!

After dinner I bought some stuff for breakfast tomorrow - we are having brunch guests!
Now I am cleaning the house, and then heading to bed - I am cool like that on Friday nights - Jealous?


Simply Life said...

Oh that looks delicious! I love mango peach salsa! YUM!

Anonymous said...

haha i just wrote a blog post about my oh so cool friday night!
and i love mexican rice and beans-yummy and good for you!

Jocelyn said...

mmm yummy. I need to try this :) I am also cool like you on Friday nights lol..welcome to the cool club!

Hope you have a great thanksgiving <3 Relax a bit :)

Thinspired said...

The Mexican risotto looks delicious, what a unique recipe! Mango peach salsa sounds heavenly on it :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you!